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Who Is A Child And Adolescent Psychiatrist

The child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care.
The child and adolescent psychiatrist uses the knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic examination is performed to evaluate the current problem with attention to its physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components. The child and adolescent psychiatrist arrives at a diagnosis and diagnostic formulation which are shared with the patient and family. The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family. An integrated approach may involve individual, group or family psychotherapy; medication; and/or consultation with other physicians or professionals from schools, juvenile courts, social agencies or other community organizations. In addition, the child psychiatrist is prepared and expected to act as an advocate for the best interests of children and adolescents. Child and adolescent psychiatrists perform consultations in a variety of settings (schools, juvenile courts, social agencies).

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It was a cold Tuesday morning. I had just been posted to a psychiatric hospital for my National Youth Service (NYSC). With different scary thoughts running through my mind, all of my mother's worries only made them worse. Scenes of someone biting me were on constant replay in my head. Many people, not just me, feel this way and have the same worries. How do you react when someone that looks "unstable" is walking towards you? This, and other thoughts, further compounded my fears.... click article on the right to Read More.
We hurriedly chanted as we rushed back to our platoon officers to pick our posting letters. It's been an eventful three weeks at the NYSC orientation camp, Ipaja Lagos and it's time for a year of wearing the green khaki and responding to greetings like corper shun! Even though I had never been excited about this scheme, I looked forward to serving my nation in one of the choicest place of primary assignment. I joined the queue, alongside other members of my platoon..... click article on the right to Read More.
The global financial crisis could have profound implications for the health spending plans of national governments and unless countries have safety nets in place, the poor and vulnerable will be the first to suffer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Dr. Harry Taiwo Ladapo, the Chief Medical Director of Federal Neuro Psychiatry Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, in this interview with CHUKWUMA MUANYA, x-rays the situation and proffers solutions to keeping sane in the midst of the financial meltdown.
Thumbnail MENTAL HEALTH: MYTHS, STIGMA AND AWARENESS. Dr SONAIKE M.D “Youths obey the clarion call; let us lift our nation high.  Under the sun or in the rain, with dedication and selflessness.  Nigeria's ours,...
Thumbnail MENTAL HEALTH - THE MYTHS AND FACTS DR. ADEDOYIN A. A It was a cold Tuesday morning. I had just been posted to a psychiatric hospital for my National Youth Service (NYSC). With different scary...
SLEEPLESSNESS/INSOMNIA: FACT FILES What is insomnia? Insomnia results when an individual start experiencing the following: difficulty falling asleep at bedtime, undue wakefulness in the night, early...
  How To Keep Sane In The Face Of Financial Crisis The global financial crisis could have profound implications for the health spending plans of national governments and unless countries have safety...
5 ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE NURSES MUST AVOID   The Oxford advanced learner’s dictionary defines negligence as failure to give somebody or something enough care or attention.  Applying this definition of...
TRAINING AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT   As an accredited post-graduate trainer for psychiatric Residency, the hospital takes in doctors for the six-year training on a yearly basis. Medical students from...
MYTHS AND FACTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ALCOHOL The issues of substance abuse and alcohol though, have received wide attention world wide and studies are on-going into many aspects but it is still...
Mental Spirituality The Former Medical  Director, Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Yaba speaks to Adebayo Waheed on the hospital, treatment of mental disorder and the need for the establishment of a...

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Pediatric chronic physical illness and adult psychiatric disorders are substantial sources of burden for family care-takers, but little attention has been paid to parental burden resulting from children's or adolescents' psychiatric disorders.

Child and adolescent psychiatry or Pediatric Psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. It investigates the biopsychosocial factors that influence the development and course of these psychiatric disorders and treatment responses to various interventions.Contact our Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Center
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Someone with substance abuse disorder (drugs or alcohol) and mental illness (depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, etc.), the diagnosis is called a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health disorders and substance abuse or addiction qualifies for this diagnosis (sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis), such as alcoholism and depression, anorexia and cocaine dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder and heroin addiction, prescription drug dependence and anxiety, and more.

For proper diagnosis and treatment contact our Co-occuring treatment Center on 08155170000, 09060001907

At Total Diagonistic Center we provide special medical diagonistic services. Eminent Services, unmatched image quality and superior diagnostic capability make YabaTotal Diagnostics Center, the premier service provider and the centre of choice for numerous clients in Nigeria.

Individual differences in posttraumatic response and recovery are the result of complex interactions among person, event, and environmental factors. These interactions define the interrelationship of individual and community and together may foster or impede individual recovery. In attending to the social, cultural and political context of victimization and acknowledging that survivors of traumatic experiences may recover without benefit of clinical intervention.

For treatment and counseling contact  Traumatic & Disorder Center on 08155170000, 09060001907

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 Hospital Pioneers Research on Biological Psychiatry On Wednesday, 28th September, 2011, the hospital hosted a seminar titled “Building capacity for Neurobiological research: Endophenotype-based...Read More

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As an accredited post-graduate trainer for psychiatric Residency, the hospital takes in doctors for the six-year training on a yearly basis.

Medical students from all over the country also come for one research, training or the other while Nurses from various nursing institutions are also posted here for clinical experience... Read More

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